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Springtime Will Eventually Arrive, But in the Meantime…

Springtime Will Eventually Arrive, But in the Meantime…

As we settle in for some chilly temperatures and dream of spring and daffodils, now is the time to plan for those annual projects. You’ll be ready to start those projects as soon as the groundhog misses seeing his shadow! Mailboxes are beginning to fill up with seed catalogs, and we long to get dirt […]

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Shattering Some Misconceptions about Homebuying

Shattering Some Misconceptions about Homebuying

By on 27 October, 2014 in Real Estate, Sandra Nickel with 0 Comments

It’s fascinating to me how stuff gets passed off from person to person “as the Gospel truth.” And fictions about the homebuying process are among the most widely spread mis-truths going around today. So if you — or someone you care about — is thinking about buying a home this fall, listen up! Misconception: If […]

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Don’t Just Sit There … Do Something!

Don’t Just Sit There … Do Something!

By on 11 September, 2014 in Real Estate, Sandra Nickel with 2 Comments

Rarely a day goes by that I don’t receive a call from one or more Midtown resident who is angry and/or distressed by the condition of a nearby property. Generally I suggest that the caller contact Montgomery’s great 311 service to file a complaint. Sometimes that actually gets done, and often it does not. It […]

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Downtown Redevelopment and Dexter

Downtown Redevelopment and Dexter

April 16 will mark the one decade anniversary of the first-ever pitch at Riverwalk Stadium. The baseball field is more than the home to the Montgomery Biscuits. It’s also a symbol of downtown Montgomery’s rebirth. Many Montgomery residents don’t even remember a time before the stadium was completed in 2004. They can’t imagine the downtown […]

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Location, Location, Location!

Location, Location, Location!

By on 15 November, 2013 in Real Estate with 1 Comment

Never has this expression been truer than when buying property with resale in mind! Many buyers I work with, usually local and familiar with the area, are extremely location sensitive. This can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Some people want to be in a certain school district, some […]

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Gone Fishin’

Gone Fishin’

By on 1 October, 2013 in Legal Issues, Real Estate, Sandra Nickel with 3 Comments

So a lot of federal employees are out of work as of today. “I’m not headed to a National Park,” you may say, “so it matters not to me.” Or perhaps your response is that you think a lot fewer federal worker bees is really a good idea. Chances are, you see little (if any) […]

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Cottages! A Tour

Cottages! A Tour

An exciting new fall event will cater to our Midtown fascination with house tours and seeing how our neighbors live! The Old Cloverdale Spring Tour, Capitol Heights by Candlelight, the Cottage Hill Christmas Tour and the Old House Expo have been very successful in creating interest in old house living. This year, Landmarks Foundation and […]

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Midtown: A Beacon of Diversity

Midtown: A Beacon of Diversity

By on 31 July, 2013 in Historic Midtown, Real Estate, Sandra Nickel with 1 Comment

It happened again this past weekend. I got a call from a friend who had another friend that needed advice about whether to stay in her Midtown neighborhood or move elsewhere. I don’t know for sure, but I imagine there were those pressing her to move to a part of the city that is less […]

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When the Media Got it Wrong. Dead Wrong.

When the Media Got it Wrong. Dead Wrong.

By on 20 June, 2013 in Real Estate, Sandra Nickel with 2 Comments

This week, WSFA reported on an article in a business publication called Kiplinger. The local media was covering this national magazine’s piece putting Montgomery squarely number one on a list we don’t want to make at all: the American cities where home prices have fallen the most. According to the report, in the past 12 […]

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Save 1802 Madison

Save 1802 Madison

In the name of branding, the City of Montgomery has declared itself to be “Capital Cool,” a marketing phrase designed to attract people to the state’s capital city. I have another suggestion for attaining that elusive state of being  cool: Get on board the 1802 Project. A group of neighbors have come together to save […]

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